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Mad Hatter Day + Alice In Wonderland, 1951 Original Footage

Today we're focused on Alice in Wonderland (1951) and the Mad Hatter because today's date is 10/6. Have you ever noticed the numbers in the Mad Hatters Hat? Yup, 10/6!

Walt Disney had a long-standing affection for Alice in Wonderland. Before making Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) he had plans to make Alice in Wonderland his first feature-length film.

In this compilation we get a rare behind the scenes look at the talented actors Ed Wynn (Mad Hatter), Kathryn Beaumont (Alice) and Jerry Colonna (March Hare) in action.

Courtesy ofBroadway Classixs
  • Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson.
  • Produced by: Walt Disney
  • Production Supervisor: Ben Sharpsteen
  • Animated by: Hal King, Judge Whitaker, Hal Ambro, Bill Justice, Phil Duncan, Bob Carlson, Don Lusk, Cliff Nordberg, Harvey Toombs, Fred Moore, Marvin Woodward, Hugh Fraiser, Charles Nichols.
  • Directing Animators: Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball (Cheshire Cat), Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Ollie Johnston, Wolfgang Reitherman, Marc Davis (Alice), Les Clark, Norm Ferguson.
  • Effects Animators: Josh Meador, Don MacManus, Gorge Rowley, Blaine Gibson.
  • Written by: Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Joe Rinaldi, William Cottrell, Joe Grant, Del Connell, Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Milt Banta, Dick Kelsey, Dick Huemer, Tom Oreb, John Wallbridge.
  • Books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Through the Looking Glass": Lewis Carroll.
  • Edited by: Lloyd L. Richardson.
  • Music by: 
    Oliver Wallace
  • Songs: Bob Hilliard, Don Raye, Mack David, Sammy Fain, Gene dePaul, Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman.

The very talented voice cast: 

Kathryn Beaumont (Alice),  Ed Wynn (Mad Hatter),  Jerry Colonna (March Hare), Bill Thompson (White Rabbit, Dodo),  Heather Angel (Alice's Sister),  Joseph Kearns (Doorknob),  James Macdonald (Dormouse), J. Pat O'Malley (Walrus, Carpenter, Tweedledum, Tweedledee), Richard Haydn (Caterpillar), Queenie Leonard (Bird in the Tree), Sterling Holloway (Cheshire Cat), Verna Felton (Queen of Hearts), Dink Trout (King of Hearts), Doris Lloyd (The Rose), Bill Lee (Card Painter, as The Mellomen), Thurl Ravenscroft (Card Painter, as The Mellomen), Max Smith (Card Painter, as The Mellomen), Bob Hamlin (Card Painter, as The Mellomen), Don Barclay (Card), Larry Grey (Bill); Stan Freberg (uncredited).

Do you have a favorite Alice in Wonderland character?

Till then!

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